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Education Jan 11Poverty, segregation persist in U.S. schools, report says
Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Education Dec 20Students defrauded by for-profit colleges may not get full financial relief
Students who were defrauded by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges may not get their loans forgiven entirely, the Education Department announced Wednesday, in a reversal of the Obama administration policy of wiping out the debt.
Politics Dec 13Republican higher education bill clears first hurdle
A Republican bill that would eliminate key loan subsidies for college students and give a boost to for-profit colleges has passed the first major hurdle in the House of Representatives.
Politics Dec 11Government should resume loan forgiveness for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, watchdog says
The department has halted Obama-era revisions to the process of loan forgiveness that boosted protections for students, citing pending litigation. The agency is now in the process or rewriting those rules with input from educators and experts.
Education Nov 25Faced with high illiteracy rates, D.C. pushes adult learning
Faced with high illiteracy rates among city residents and an extremely competitive job market, the nation's capital is experimenting with adult education.
Politics Nov 23Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work
WASHINGTON — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
Education Oct 30AP sources: Education Dept. could scale back help on loans
The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt.
Education Oct 05For-profit college students twice as likely to default on loans, report says
The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges.
Education Sep 22DeVos scraps Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.
Education Aug 27Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on
As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward.